Drink Up: The Drinking Issue 2020

Summer’s here, and you need a drink — and boy, have we got just the issue for you. In our annual drinking issue, your old pals at the Scene give you a rundown of some of the best boozy frozen drinks in town, along with a handful of great local summertime beer recommendations. We also try out a blind wine taste test with one of Nashville’s best sommeliers, take a look at how hand sanitizer saved one local distillery in the time of COVID, and take a look at some of the city’s tastiest mocktails. Dive in, and drink up!


Freeze Out

From Asian Orange at Babo to the Buzzard God at Pearl Diver, here are 13 of the best frozen drinks in Nashville

By Ashley Brantley





Cleaning Up

How hand sanitizer saved Pennington Distilling Co.

By Chris Chamberlain





Wine About It

Doing a blind wine taste test with one of Nashville’s most talented young sommeliers

By Steve Cavendish





Four to Try

Our resident beer obsessive recommends four local brews to try this summer

By J.R. Lind





You Don’t Need a Drink

Yes, it is possible to experience bar culture and creativity without the booze

By Margaret Littman



Drink Up: The Drinking Issue 2020

Chill Bill and Margarita, Redheaded Stranger

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